13th November 2017
Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Gove To Consult On Post-Brexit Environmental Standards Body

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards. Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would aim to hold Government to account for upholding environmental standards in England after we … Continue reading

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3rd November 2017
Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

The number of litter items found on the sea floor around the UK has risen 150% in a year, according to figures released by Defra. The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) yesterday (2 November) published its England Natural … Continue reading

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20th October 2017
Incidents Of Fly-Tipping Increase 7% On Previous Year

Incidents Of Fly-Tipping Increase 7% On Previous Year

Fly-tipping incidents reported by local authorities topped one million in 2016/17, an increase of 7% on the previous year. Two thirds (67%) of fly-tips involved household waste. Total incidents involving household waste increased by 8% from 2015/16, according to Defra … Continue reading

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29th August 2017
Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle littering, Defra Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The funding aims to support the development of “new innovation and approaches” for tackling litter, from behavioural research for better positioned bins … Continue reading

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13th July 2017
Neil Parish MP Elected As EFRA Committee Chair

Neil Parish MP Elected As EFRA Committee Chair

Following yesterday’s elections for the chairs of Parliament’s select committees, it is the Conservative MP, Neil Parish, who will chair the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee. The chairs of the departmental select committees were announced by the Speaker, the … Continue reading

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21st June 2017
CIWM Calls On Gove To Articulate Clear Future Policy Direction For Sector

CIWM Calls On Gove To Articulate Clear Future Policy Direction For Sector

CIWM has written to the newly appointed Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, to stress the importance resource productivity and efficiency can play in supporting the UK’s industrial strategy and in protecting our environment for future generations. The letter, signed by CIWM’s … Continue reading

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21st April 2017
Coffey Wants Councils To be “More Proactive” With Recycling Initiatives

Coffey Wants Councils To be “More Proactive” With Recycling Initiatives

Resources minister Dr Therese Coffey has said she would like to do more to encourage councils to be “more proactive” when it comes to recycling initiatives, but that her work on this has come to a “pause” due to the … Continue reading

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20th April 2017
General Election: ESA Calls For Policy Stability In Party Manifestos

General Election: ESA Calls For Policy Stability In Party Manifestos

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has urged Party manifestos to include “policy stability” to underpin investment in waste treatment facilities, following the approval by MPs of a snap general election on 8 June. ESA’s executive director, Jacob Hayler commented on … Continue reading

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